There are so many tools to improve your life.
I hope you discover one or two new ones here. I'm Kate, and I practice, teach, and write about these complimentary healing systems for health and happiness. I am the author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook, as well as Everyday Ayurvedic Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind and recently launched an in-depth Ayurveda training in Boston. You will find resources here to support you in a simple, mindful, and enjoyable path towards health and happiness- employing a system that’s been around thousands of years. Whether it’s an on-line cleanse, a yoga video, or a recipe, this site offers many ways to get started, or go deep, on your Ayurveda journey.
TIPS FROM MY SEASONAL TOOLKIT
summer Diet Tips
Favor these 3 tastes to promote balance
bitter (like arugula, celery, and zucchini)
astringent (like grapes, berries, and pomegranate)
sweet (like fennel, cardamom, and beets)
For more, check out my Summer Diet and Lifestyle Overview in The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook.
Yoga For summer
Yoga for summer will cool and calm both body and mind.
Yoga for summer should be practiced with a longer, smoother breath with emphasis on a cooling exhale.
Practice longer holds in standing postures, using gentle twists to release and relax pent up heat followed by hip openers.
Postures with wide the legs, standing as well as seated, will pull heat down and out. A few minutes of cooling pranayama, such as nadi shodhana, is a nice way to end practice.